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Thomas Hobbes


The tiger in the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is named after Thomas Hobbes.
  English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings; famous for his book, "Leviathan" (1588-1679)
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  • The tiger in the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is named after Thomas Hobbes.
  • Perhaps the most influential was the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • 1651 LEVIATHAN by Thomas Hobbes LEVIATHAN OR THE MATTER, FORME, & POWER OF A COMMON-WEALTH ECCLESIASTICAL AND CIVILL By Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • He delighted in the robust common sense of Thomas Hobbes; Spinoza filled him with awe, he had never before come in contact with a mind so noble, so unapproachable and austere; it reminded him of that statue by Rodin, L’Age d’Airain, which he passionately admired; and then there was Hume: the scepticism of that charming philosopher touched a kindred note in Philip; and, revelling in the lucid style which seemed able to put complicated thought into simple words, musical and measured, he…
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage

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  • 1651 LEVIATHAN by Thomas Hobbes LEVIATHAN OR THE MATTER, FORME, & POWER OF A COMMON-WEALTH ECCLESIASTICAL AND CIVILL By Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • If notwithstanding this, you find my labour generally decryed, you may be pleased to excuse your selfe, and say that I am a man that love my own opinions, and think all true I say, that I honoured your Brother, and honour you, and have presum’d on that, to assume the Title (without your knowledge) of being, as I am, Sir, Your most humble, and most obedient servant, Thomas Hobbes.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Thomas Hobbes [9] , Marx [3] , Friedrich Engels [7]
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